Republicans in Decatur decided the outcome of three contested races for City Council Tuesday night with two of the three incumbents being ousted in favor of their challengers.

Although incumbent Matt Dyer, the GOP at-large representative defeated Tim Ehlerding 472-449 in a highly contested race, incumbents Wylie Sirk and Craig Coshow both were defeated with Gina Melcher taking a narrow 121-117 victory from Sirk and Abby Wilder earning a solid 191-161 triumph against Coshow.

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